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#1701726 - 06/25/11 09:27 AM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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Agreed - a 'piano and EP only' version of the Kronos would be pretty awesome.

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#1701948 - 06/25/11 05:44 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Agreed - a 'piano and EP only' version of the Kronos would be pretty awesome.

James
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On the way James ....
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#1701962 - 06/25/11 06:17 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Dr Popper]
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I don't think this will happen. I've used several Korg products live with a Heavy Metal band (think of Jordan Rudess style), and IMHO a Kronos user will want lots of synths and strings.

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#1701965 - 06/25/11 06:28 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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Dr P, SV-2 you mean?

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#1701978 - 06/25/11 07:03 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Dr Popper]
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Originally Posted By: Dr Popper
Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Agreed - a 'piano and EP only' version of the Kronos would be pretty awesome.

James
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On the way James ....


Is this for real?

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#1702110 - 06/26/11 12:14 AM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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I had the misfortune of playing with a Kronos earlier today - oh man. I really want it! Pianos sounded great, though there's too much noise at Guitar Center to do a good test on them, especially with only 61 synth-style keys. I loved the orchestra / strings sounds - perfection IMO. Same with the pipe organ. I could literally get lost in the sound and just keep playing without really thinking that something sounded off (which is what usually happens when I venture outside the SN pianos on my NX, and I keep switching sounds until I'm back to the pianos again). KARMA is also kinda fun to play with.

Haven't tried creating any sounds or recording anything, but already I'm trying to figure out how to go 700NX->Kronos.. aaaaah
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#1702172 - 06/26/11 03:05 AM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Dr P, SV-2 you mean?

James
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Now did I say that ? ;-)
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#1702181 - 06/26/11 03:21 AM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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You're not the only one here with contacts within the industry. wink

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#1702973 - 06/27/11 12:44 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Kawai James]
Hideki Matsui Offline
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My Kronos 88 is on the way. It left NY and should be here in a few days.
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#1703270 - 06/27/11 10:02 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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Originally Posted By: Hideki Matsui
My Kronos 88 is on the way. It left NY and should be here in a few days.


Please provide a review. I had the Yammy XF but I am waiting for the Kronos 88.

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#1703312 - 06/27/11 11:58 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Psalm23]
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Originally Posted By: Psalm23


Please provide a review. I had the Yammy XF but I am waiting for the Kronos 88.


Had ??
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#1703364 - 06/28/11 01:58 AM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Dr Popper]
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FYI guys. Guitar center is running A 15% off sale (max $500) until July 4. You still end up paying tax in most places, but you still end up getting a nice savings. I have the Kronos 88 to my door at $3600.
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#1703398 - 06/28/11 04:20 AM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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Originally Posted By: Hideki Matsui
FYI guys. Guitar center is running A 15% off sale (max $500) until July 4. You still end up paying tax in most places, but you still end up getting a nice savings. I have the Kronos 88 to my door at $3600.


Please let us know how you get on with it...

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#1703489 - 06/28/11 09:31 AM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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Originally Posted By: Hideki Matsui
FYI guys. Guitar center is running A 15% off sale (max $500) until July 4. You still end up paying tax in most places, but you still end up getting a nice savings. I have the Kronos 88 to my door at $3600.


And if you'd like to do a little more finagling, you can price match that price someplace else where they won't charge you sales tax (though you're still legally supposed to pay it).

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#1703585 - 06/28/11 12:45 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Lefty Chev]
Hideki Matsui Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lefty Chev
Originally Posted By: Hideki Matsui
FYI guys. Guitar center is running A 15% off sale (max $500) until July 4. You still end up paying tax in most places, but you still end up getting a nice savings. I have the Kronos 88 to my door at $3600.


And if you'd like to do a little more finagling, you can price match that price someplace else where they won't charge you sales tax (though you're still legally supposed to pay it).


Sweetwater won't price match GCs price on the Kronos if you are looking to get $3300 out the door. If you can get $3300 out the door anywhere, grab it while you can.


Edited by Hideki Matsui (06/30/11 12:07 PM)
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#1703634 - 06/28/11 02:14 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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They are selling fast... Here is a direct quote from one of the mail order companies that is selling a boat load of these keyboards (Kronos 88 included):

I guess about a month ago we did get a large shipment of the Kronos,' but as they were all pre-ordered, they weren't here for long.

I cannot guarantee that we will have them available until September. We are currently 90 deep on pre-orders.


Trying to be an Optimist: Maybe these boards "are" game-changers? One can only hope.

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#1703652 - 06/28/11 03:04 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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Originally Posted By: Hideki Matsui


Sweetwater won't price match GCs price on the Kronos. If you can get $3300 out the door anywhere, grab it while you can.


Musicians Friend has the same sale going on right now.

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#1703704 - 06/28/11 05:00 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Lefty Chev]
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The guy I deal with might be behind the curve in getting the 88/73 but his prices are much better then MF, GC, SW, etc.
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#1703799 - 06/28/11 08:15 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Dave Ferris]
Hideki Matsui Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dave Ferris
The guy I deal with might be behind the curve in getting the 88/73 but his prices are much better then MF, GC, SW, etc.


Yeah. You seem to get ridiculously low prices. You probably rarely lose out on resale. I always take a bath on my keyboards. I need to learn a little patience and get in touch with your guy.
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#1703803 - 06/28/11 08:20 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Lefty Chev]
Hideki Matsui Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lefty Chev
Originally Posted By: Hideki Matsui


Sweetwater won't price match GCs price on the Kronos. If you can get $3300 out the door anywhere, grab it while you can.


Musicians Friend has the same sale going on right now.


I'm think it might be an excluded item. It says restricted item and if you go online and try the code it says $0.00 discount for the Kronos.

Most places won't match the $3300, but will get you to the door around $3600.


Edited by Hideki Matsui (06/28/11 08:21 PM)
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#1704537 - 06/29/11 08:11 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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Originally Posted By: Hideki Matsu


I'm think it might be an excluded item. It says restricted item and if you go online and try the code it says $0.00 discount for the Kronos.

Most places won't match the $3300, but will get you to the door around $3600.


You have to call but id bet they would. Im sure its on GC's excluded list too because Korg wont allow them to advertise it

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#1704687 - 06/30/11 12:50 AM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Lefty Chev]
Hideki Matsui Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lefty Chev

Originally Posted By: Hideki Matsu


I'm think it might be an excluded item. It says restricted item and if you go online and try the code it says $0.00 discount for the Kronos.

Most places won't match the $3300, but will get you to the door around $3600.


You have to call but id bet they would. Im sure its on GC's excluded list too because Korg wont allow them to advertise it


It's not on GCs excluded list. If you go to their website you can put it in your cart and apply the discount code. Thus far, nobody on the Korg forum has been able to get any of the online retailers to go down to $3300 to the door. Most of them will do around $3600 to the door.
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#1704789 - 06/30/11 08:26 AM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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Originally Posted By: Hideki Matsui


It's not on GCs excluded list. If you go to their website you can put it in your cart and apply the discount code. Thus far, nobody on the Korg forum has been able to get any of the online retailers to go down to $3300 to the door. Most of them will do around $3600 to the door.


Actually, they are on the GC excluded list for in store and online

http://www.guitarcenter.com/GC-Coupon-Details-g25685t0.gc

Guitar Center, Musicians Friend and Music123 are all the same company.

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#1704858 - 06/30/11 11:00 AM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Lefty Chev]
Hideki Matsui Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lefty Chev
Originally Posted By: Hideki Matsui


It's not on GCs excluded list. If you go to their website you can put it in your cart and apply the discount code. Thus far, nobody on the Korg forum has been able to get any of the online retailers to go down to $3300 to the door. Most of them will do around $3600 to the door.


Actually, they are on the GC excluded list for in store and online

http://www.guitarcenter.com/GC-Coupon-Details-g25685t0.gc

Guitar Center, Musicians Friend and Music123 are all the same company.



Yes, but On the GC website you can place your order and apply the discount and it works. On the MF website it doesn't. When you call or go into GC they will honor the discount. When you call in, MF won't give you $3,300. I'm not sure why, but this is definitely what is going on. I got mine from GC. Several people have tried MF and they wont do it at $3300 out the door. Doesn't really make sense to me since GC isn't keeping the tax anyway.
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#1704865 - 06/30/11 11:13 AM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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As I followed the GC link, a pop up came out advising that NOW they ship to Italy! It sounds very interesting. Flat rate shipping looks very low.
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#1705006 - 06/30/11 02:55 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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Originally Posted By: Hideki Matsui


Yes, but On the GC website you can place your order and apply the discount and it works. On the MF website it doesn't. When you call or go into GC they will honor the discount. When you call in, MF won't give you $3,300. I'm not sure why, but this is definitely what is going on. I got mine from GC. Several people have tried MF and they wont do it at $3300 out the door. Doesn't really make sense to me since GC isn't keeping the tax anyway.


It's an oversight on their Website. Korg doesn't want it to be discounted which is why they (and any other company) is on that list. If you can show them that the GC website will sell it for 3300 then they should price match. The other thing I've noticed (from buying guitars and equipment) is that Music123 is much more likely to price match. They even have a 110% price match guarantee, so if you can have them go add it to their cart for $500 off, they should sell it to you for $550 off.

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#1705013 - 06/30/11 02:58 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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Here's the music123 price match

http://www.music123.com/staticPages/beatAnyPrice.jsp

My suggestion is to call them instead of using their form. There have been a lot of people who used the form and they'd wait until a sale like this expired and then respond back that their price was the same. If you call and tell them where you can get it for 3300, they'll Either have to match it or come up with a reason why they're going to break their policy.

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#1705044 - 06/30/11 04:00 PM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Lefty Chev]
Hideki Matsui Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lefty Chev
Here's the music123 price match

http://www.music123.com/staticPages/beatAnyPrice.jsp

My suggestion is to call them instead of using their form. There have been a lot of people who used the form and they'd wait until a sale like this expired and then respond back that their price was the same. If you call and tell them where you can get it for 3300, they'll Either have to match it or come up with a reason why they're going to break their policy.



I'm already set, but many people on the Korg forum have tried this and they aren't matching at $3300 at MF. They will only get near $3600.


Edited by Hideki Matsui (06/30/11 04:00 PM)
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#1707612 - 07/05/11 04:06 AM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Hideki Matsui]
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Originally Posted By: Hideki Matsui
My Kronos 88 is on the way. It left NY and should be here in a few days.


Hi Hideki,
I was just wondering if you got a chance to have a good play of the Kronos pianos? I am dying to hear what you make of them and how they stack up against the competition...
Peace,
N

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#1707657 - 07/05/11 08:15 AM Re: Kronos is out! [Re: Providence]
Hideki Matsui Offline
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Originally Posted By: Providence
Originally Posted By: Hideki Matsui
My Kronos 88 is on the way. It left NY and should be here in a few days.


Hi Hideki,
I was just wondering if you got a chance to have a good play of the Kronos pianos? I am dying to hear what you make of them and how they stack up against the competition...
Peace,
N


Arrives today. Will report back.
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